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in there most republicans and democrats wouldn't even put forward. the vice presidential candidate, paul ryan, was one of those guys on that committee and didn't vote for it. how do we get hard line republicans to say these are tough decisions, they're not going to be palatable, they're way further than most republicans would go in terms of debt spending cuts? >> ali, we have a tough problem. whatever solutions we come up with are going to be tough. but i would prefer tough solutions to a tough situation that perpetuates itself. we have to face the music. we're 100% leveraged. it's beginning to compound our debt. our deficits are growing. we won't be able to meet the dreams of the american people. we near a protected period of economic malaise. the only thing that will change that is a country that has confidence, business has confidence that taxes will be reasonable and predictable, regulation will be fair and equitable so they deploy the cash they have in the bank right now. a big problem and no easy solution. >> we'll keep pressuring washington to do the right thing. i hope they'll do the
. let's show it on the screen. representative paul ryan of course the chairman of the house budget committee said this. house republicans may seek a quick, short-term extension of the government's debt limit. now let's go to the other house. let's read, and i'll read for you, what senator john cornyn said. he said, we will raise the debt ceiling. he doesn't say may. he says we will. of course he is in the senate. we're not going to default on our debt. both of these gentlemen are on the right track. i personally think in my emotional state i might not have wanted to increase the debt ceiling but i think politics of course we can't be naive. the president has a very big platform for his strategy. he has the bully pulpit. and i think that some media are calling this a retreat on the debt ceiling. to me the only retreat in the equation is williamsburg, virginia. but i do think that now we can concentrate on what andy brenner and i were talking about yesterday and that is march 1st the sequester. march 27th the continuing resolution because we haven't seen both houses pass a budget and
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